20Waeco Cool-Ice

Waeco Cool-Ice

20Waeco Cool-Ice
2.9

18 reviews

PositivevsNegative
50% · 99 · 50%

Build Quality
2.8
Value for Money
2.0
Ease of Use
3.8
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.4
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Reviews

18 reviews
Frosty
Frosty7 posts
  WCI-22

Great dog kibble storage

I bought 2 on special and the 2 hold between them, a bag of 20kg dry dog feed and we know a 20kg bag of good quality kibble is not cheap. The seal makes the kibble stay fresh and no bugs can ever get past that rubber seal. Latches are nice and quiet instead of other food storage latches which is a must when you are getting the dogs kibble very early morning with others still asleep. Love 'em and dogs recommend the Dometic Cool-Ice also. Show details
Value for Money
Jeffrey G.
Jeffrey G.Central Queensland, QLD
  Verified WCI-22

Dometic rubbish

cooled it ice for 12 hours then put in new ice which did not last 2 hours - rubbish purchase Show details
Ross
RossHunter Region, NSW
  CI-42

worst esky ever

dont like how the ice turns to water within a day, cant put 2 cans high near edge because lid hits and crushes the cans ,overall very disappointed in esky Show details
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Cleaning & Maintenance
Matt
MattPerth, WA3 posts
  CI-55

Bad seal

I bought a 55l model after using 2 smaller versions. Haven't been happy with it for longer trips as the ice simply doesn't last. Why? The plastic lid shuts on the plastic body and the seal doesn't touch anything. Put some water in it and with lid shut it pours out freely. I've been a Dometic/Waeco advocate for years. Not anymore, no reply from Dometic after a few emails/feedback
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Cleaning & Maintenance
Jan P
Jan P3 posts
  CI-42

Fireproof Esky

Have had my esky for couple of years now , on New Year’s Eve my son used it Unfortunately he’s friends house got burned down but the esky survived the fire ,it is a Scard but ok it still keep the beers inside cold.
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Curly
CurlyPerth, WA2 posts
  WCI-22

does not keep anything cool

The esky did not keep a bag of ice solid for 10 hours. The esky was in the shade the entire time and was opened no more than 12 times My old Willow even with a bent lid did a better job. Show details
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Glenn from Geelong
Glenn from Geelong
  WCI-33

Great product

Used the cooler for 2 or 3 day camping in hot weather, kept everything cool. Being aware to keep the cooler out of sun. Am planning to get a second unit but price has increased from $99 to $149 in 6 months. Show details
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Cleaning & Maintenance
bigwids
bigwidsMount Gambier10 posts
  CI-42

Faults

It keeps things cold as it’s meant to which is great and can’t fault it but the locking mechanism is rubbish and has broken. Which is very disappointing considering the high cost  Show details
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Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Yeorgos
YeorgosMetropolitan Adelaide, SA4 posts
  CI-42

Does a good Job

I recently bought a Waeco 41 litre Cool Ice Box and used it on Christmas Day 2019 along side my older Evakool 64 litre Ice Mate , as a rough comparison on ice retention they were on par , with the Waeco holding ice slightly better , both boxes were prepared , pre cooled and iced on Christmas Eve .
The only minor concern I have with the Waeco is the screw in drain bung not tightening firm enough and may possibly leak but nothing that some white plumbing tape on the threads cant fix , otherwise it does a good job Show details
P I H
P I H
  WCI-22

A poor esky

Ice lasts less than 24 hours. Disappointed, especially for its price. Could not recommend it. A cheap esky from "Woolies" works just as well or possibly better. Handles would be better than the strap. Show details
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Connor L
Connor L
  WCI-33

Just Terrible

All components seem very cheaply made, not the quality I was expecting at all. The water outlet valve isn't in correct so I'm guessing it'll leak in my van. It just didn't look as if it had been cared for, it was covered in some kind of rusty liquid when it arrived and it look like it had been mistreated with small scrapes and dings here and there.
I feel a bit like I've been ripped off, I thought I was buying a premium product. Show details
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Horizon38
Horizon38Adelaide2 posts
  WCI-22

Not what it’s cracked up to be!

Disappointed, ice doesn’t last even in cool wind, have made a reflective cover & still poor result totally not worth it!

wayne
waynebelmont nsw3 posts
  WCI-33

perfect beer cooler

cant fault it.keeps ice for a few days.also serves as a good extra seat in the boat.if I ever lost this one I would definitely buy another one.well that is 31 words (30) minimum but it said it was only 28.

Canna
Canna
  WCI-33

Kmart/quality at a premium

Plug/bung didnt seal, dumped a heap of water through vehicle, ice melted just as quick as my cheap one, which i wish i didn't throw out as i got full refund 4 days after purchase!

Absolute junk!

Ice melted way too fast, plug didn't seal, BCF even offered the 44l and a complete refund, took the refund but left the WCI44 in the shop.

Yes i refused a free 44l!

Kizzdog
KizzdogAU11 posts
  WCI-22

Great esky keeps cold

Bought for little day trips great little size. When filling up for a days travel will easily keep everything cold with 2 little ice bricks normally sits in the back of the truck out in the 40degC day only draw back is it gets heavy for the little strap would be better with handles

Questions & Answers

Belal N.
Belal N. · Cool-Ice

Can i put ice in my waeco fridge and use it as a esky

Shaun N.
Shaun N.  

I would like to know an answer too, also can you use ice to cool it down and still use it as a cooler connected to 12V?

Bob M.
Bob M. · Cool-Ice CI-85 (87L)

What's the prices on this cool ice

Kerrie
Kerrie · Cool-Ice CI-70 (71L)

What temperature do I set for fridge and freezer

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Details

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CategoryPortable Fridges / FreezersPortable Fridges / FreezersPortable Fridges / FreezersPortable Fridges / Freezers
Price (RRP) $345$159
Type Fridge OnlyFridge OnlyFridge OnlyFridge Only
Capacity22L43L33L71L
Can Capacity40 Cans
Power SourceNone (Requires Ice)None (Requires Ice)None (Requires Ice)None (Requires Ice)
Weight4.2 kg8.7 kg6.1 kg11.8 kg
Dimensions 313 x 388 x 360 mm355 x 640 x 418 mm440 x 420 x 360 mm432 x 690 x 515 mm
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Construction MaterialPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic

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